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Polish confectionery exports blossom and should continue without Russia: KPMG

“The export of Polish goods is blossoming because of the great quality of our products as well as competitive prices that Polish manufacturers can offer,

Export value of the Polish confectionery market almost doubled in the last five years and shouldn’t stop growing even in case of a potential Russian embargo on confectionery, according to an expert. 

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Cambridge University and mystery industry backer to explore heat tolerant chocolate

Scientists at the University of Cambridge are to research how to keep chocolate from melting in hot, tropical regions.

North America shores up Lindt performance in H1

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven by performance in North America.

Barry Callebaut opens Chilean factory to source Arcor

Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.

Hershey suspends US flavored milk shipments to China

Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.

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Food Safety recall round-up 15-21 August

Recalls: Cleaning agent, glass and pathogens from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction from NutraIngredients.com

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests.

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use from NutraIngredients.com

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are taking dietary supplements, which the authors say could put them at risk of adverse drug reactions.

Obesity caused mainly by inactivity, not sugar from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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Mars opens M&M’s World in China
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Shanghai M&M’s World ‘the next stage’ for Chinese brand building, says Mars

Mars has opened an M&M’s retail store in Shanghai, which it hopes will lift brand loyalty in...

Colombia plans to replant high-quality Fino de Aroma cocoa

Premium chocolatiers take note: Colombia to renew high-quality cocoa plantations

Higher cocoa prices in the international market could kick-start Colombia’s plans to replant up to 80,000 ha...

Soaring hazelnut prices heap pressure on confectioners

Soaring hazelnut prices heap pressure on confectioners

Rising hazelnut prices are putting further pressure on confectionery manufacturers, who are already contending with mounting cocoa...

Chocolat Frey wins Swiss Airlines contract

Chocolat Frey sees off Lindt competition for Swiss Airlines contract

Chocolat Frey has been chosen ahead of other Swiss chocolate makers such as Lindt to produce a...

Jelly Belly consolidates branded manufacturing in California
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Jelly Belly consolidates branded manufacturing in California

Jelly Belly has announced plans to cut 66 jobs at its North Chicago plant and move branded...

Premium chocolate brands missing from Nestlé’s locker, says Euromonitor

Premium chocolate brands missing from Nestlé’s locker, says Euromonitor

Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.

Ebola fears force Barry Callebaut to cancel Ivorian meeting

Ebola fears force Barry Callebaut to cancel Ivorian meeting

Barry Callebaut has cancelled its annual managers’ meeting in Côte D’Ivoire over fears of the Ebola virus,...

Reduced calories chocolate formula with natural sweeteners

‘All natural’ reduced calorie chocolate can match sugar counterpart, say researchers

A formula using stevia leaves and peppermint gives a fully natural-sweetened chocolate that has a similar taste...

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